1. C.J. Cregg
Played By: Allison Janney
Number of Episodes: 154
One of the great mysteries of Hollywood — nay, of life — is that Aaron Sorkin is a fairly condescending and certainly problematic writer of women. And yet so goes C.J. She’s not immune to Sorkin’s missteps. Her entire backstory as a Hollywood publicist who doesn’t seem to know much about Hollywood or publicity never made one lick of sense. And in the early seasons, she was the White House staffer most prone to making mistakes on the job. But her capability and combination of strength and simple compassion represented the fantasy of the Bartlet White House better than anyone. And have you seen her pull off “The Jackal”? — JR
Signature Episode: The “Manchester” two-parter that kicks off season three features C.J. at her lowest, after she completely blunders the press-briefing that follows Bartlet’s MS announcement/military action in Haiti. We see her really struggle, but she gathers her backbone and has a great come-to-Jesus moment with Jed.
Friday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. — Day 2 of Ellen’s American Ninja Warrior Challenge, & Harry Connick, Jr.
The obstacles will be more insane, intense and through the roof as ALLISON JANNEY and ANNA FARIS take on Ellen’s American Ninja Warrior challenge! Then, back to kick it with Ellen, HARRY CONNICK, JR. swings by! Every time the actor, musician and “American Idol” judge sits down with Ellen, she hears something new and absolutely hilarious. Whether he’s writing her a song, performing stories from her book, or toasting tea with Sophia Grace & Rosie, Harry loves to surprise Ellen, and she always returns the gesture. Plus, the star of one of Ellen’s favorite television shows, “The Killing,” MIREILLE ENOS makes her debut on the show.
Admiring Allison Janney gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-23: Variety And Women In Film Emmy Nominee Celebration
Admiring Allison Janney gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-24: 66th Annual Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception
Admiring Allison Janney gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-24: Showtime 2014 Emmy Eve – Arrivals
Admiring Allison Janney gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-25: 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Congrats to Allison winner for winning best supporting Actress for Mom!
New event photos added to the Admiring Allison Janney Gallery from the Audi Emmy Week Celebration.
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2014 > 08-21: Audi Emmy Week Celebration